Otto Rogers, 1984, Light Through Rain, No. 2.
oil on canvas, .30 in. x 22 in.
signed, titled and dated verso.
Otto Donald Rogers was born 1935 in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan and lived in the Canadian prairies up until 1988. Roald Nasgaard in his comprehensive book “Abstract Painting in Canada” quotes Saskatchewan arts writer Peter Millard, “Otto Rogers succeeded in meeting the challenge of the prairies in his art, depicting the space and light while simultaneously observing formalist goals. It so happens that his particular concerns in abstract art, atmospheric colourism and surface texture have a natural relationship to prairie landscape.” Otto Rogers visits the Triangle Arts Workshop in New York in 1984 on the invitation of internationally renowned sculptor Anthony Caro. This superb 1984 Otto Rogers painting reproduced above was likely influenced by Rogers experience at the Triangle Arts workshop in 1984. We see some fabulously original abstract ideas in Otto Rogers paintings of this period of the1980’s. Peter Millard describes Otto Rogers as a “symbolic landscapist, an artist that is never specific of place or time but rather embracing a world filled with luminous magnificence and imbued with the sublime.” Credits: Pg. 291, Abstract Painting in Canada, 2007, Douglas and McIntyre, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
Otto Rogers continues to have an illustrious art career in Canada. Rogers artworks have been collected by important Canadian public art institutions including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Remai Modern, Saskatchewan, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina. Otto Rogers’ artworks have been purchased and collected by international art museums including Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain.
James Rottman Fine Art carries a significant inventory of historical artworks by Otto Rogers. Do not hesitate to contact us or call us directly at 416-893-5784 with inquiries regarding this artwork or other artworks by Otto Donald Rogers.
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